A noteworthy discussion, with some people making points of high-level quality, took place recently on Quora:
I particularly liked the answer of Guy Taylor from which i quote an excerpt here, because it sums up so well how nonsensical the arguments of the conservatuves are that there is an “eternal” (i.e. neverchanging) institution of marriage that is endangered today by same-sex marriage and demands to legalize polygamy:
“Monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, polygynandry and promiscuity (represented by Open Marriage and Serial Polygamy) are mating systems explored by studies like Ethology.and Anthropology.
Marriage is a Legal or Civil institution,a Cultural institution and a Religious institution.
Each geopolitical region and each culture has its own unique form of traditional institutions such as marriage. Over the centuries history records that tradition is far from eternal.”
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Notice: This article is translated – and some contents might have been added or left out to better meet the needs of an international audience – from an original article on one of my german websites Viktor-Leberecht.de or Polygamie-ist-gut-fuer-sie.de (engl:Polygamy is good for you). How i do my translations. Last updated: August 12, 2012 at 16:40 pm © Viktor Leberecht All rights reserved. Please feel free to share my content, but on republishing this post please provide a link to the original post, which happens automatically when you use Social-Sharing-Services. What do you think? Leave a comment here or send me a question through the contact form or the FAQ.Tags: Marriage, Monogamy, Polygamy, Quora